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Poster: Reade Date: Apr 18, 2014 10:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Phil review Rolling Stone .com

The comment about the configuration being well-rehearsed was of course a nod to their professionalism, but too I'd suggest a sly reference to some of these other things that have been trotted out over the years....post-'95.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Apr 18, 2014 1:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Phil review Rolling Stone .com

I'd say post-66. I've always had mixed feelings about that. Sometimes I thought that this part of the gig wasn't that high on the priority pole for them and I just overlooked it. Other times I was amazed how tight they could be considering the nightly changes in the set lists. And the meds. Guess it all depends on what you're looking for. The Eagles were incredibly professional and I doubt few around here care at all. :)

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Poster: Reade Date: Apr 18, 2014 2:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Phil review Rolling Stone .com

Yeah, sounding exactly the same every night, and having your songs sound exactly like the album version, is what professionalism amounts to for some. (Favorite Neil Young quote: 'Long flat expanses of professionalism bother me').

I guess what I meant by the word in this context was caring enough about the people who were shelling for the tix to make ensure the performance was reasonably compelling- at least.

And to not just assume that it will be enough for patrons to spend three hours in the same building with you on a given evening.

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Poster: high flow Date: Apr 18, 2014 3:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Phil review Rolling Stone .com

That NY quote is great.

Some bands must do the greatest hits every night. The people who go see Eagles, Steve Miller Band, Buffett and the like demand a party just like last time. They want to wear a rolled-up old cap and pretend to be unsophisticated, while taking selfies with their cocktail, and the band pretends that this is the best time we've ever had playing these songs....in this order. Hell it sounds like a plan to me. Minus the selfies.

Disneyland is always the same too. It must be that way.

Admission: I've seen Steve Miller a couple of times. I like the Eagles songs, some are easy on guitar. No Buffett! I hesitate to say never...

Thank god for adventurous musicians like the Grateful Dead.



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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Apr 18, 2014 2:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Phil review Rolling Stone .com

Yeah, the Eagles were very professional, necessary since they had their own revolving door with band members. Just finished an article describing, yet again, what control freaks Henley and Frey were/are. Certainly resulted in incredibly consistent performances, as well as disgruntled former members (heh, heh...he said "member"...heh, heh).

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Poster: high flow Date: Apr 18, 2014 3:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Phil review Rolling Stone .com

Yep, you always slip a little one in there. I hope you find your eggs on Sunday.

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Poster: billydlions Date: Apr 18, 2014 2:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Phil review Rolling Stone .com

The Dude has it right:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-vwPuiILBc

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Apr 19, 2014 8:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Phil review Rolling Stone .com

While I have some respect for them as songwriters, I just find their music to be what I call "jacuzzi rock" .
Being from southern California, I always disliked being linked with this brand of music . The Byrds, Zappa,Beefheart, Doors, Beach Boys, Love etc... but not the Eagles .
I'm with "The Dude" .